Spanish-American War Memorial

Spanish-American War Memorial (HM13KY)

Location: Omaha, NE 68111 Douglas County
Country: United States of America

N 41° 16.717', W 95° 57.621'

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erected 1900

This beautiful monument to the soldiers of the Spanish-American War was erected in 1900 by the Lee Forby Encampment #1 of the Spanish-American War Veterans.

Captain Lee Forby, born January 3, 1871, was wounded at the Battle of San Francisco del Norte [sic - Monte], and died near Manila, Philippine Islands, on March 28, 1899.

Names of others who died with Captain Forby are engraved on the east side of the monument, which notes their unit's original name, Company L. However, when Company L (Thurston Rifles) of the Nebraska National Guard was called to active duty, it was redesignated as Company G of the 1st Regiment, Nebraska Volunteers.

To the east of the main road in the Cemetery, you can see a large, square monument with an eagle on the top (which has turned green with age). This is the actual burial plot of Captain Forby and other members of his family.

Historic marker dedicated on May 28, 1984

[Roll of Honored Dead]
Lee Forby Capt.
San Francisco Del Monte, Mar. 25, 1899.
F. E. Hansen Corp.
Calumpit, Apr. 25, 1899.
M. O. Legg Pvt.
Bag Bag River, Apr. 24, 1899.
C. O. Ballenger
Santa Mesa, Feb. 5, 1899.
R. W. Kells
Santa Mesa, Feb. 5, 1899.
M. E. Sayles
Marilao, Mar. 27, 1899.
J. H. Whitmore
Guiguinto, Mar. 30, 1899.
W. O. Belden
San Tomas, May 4, 1899.
Fred Taylor
Manila, Dec. 19, 1898.
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Engagements
War in the Philippines


Skirmish with Spaniards, Aug. 2&6, 1898.
Capture of Manila, Aug. 13.
Santa Mesa, Feb. 4&5, 1899.
Water Works, Feb. 6.
Mariguina Road, Feb. 17, Mar. 5&6.
San Mateo River, Feb. 22.
Pumping Station, Feb. 24.
Mariguina, Feb. 26&27.
San Francisco Del Monte, Mar. 25.
Meycanayan, Mar. 26.
Marilao River, Mar. 27.
Guiguinto, Mar. 29&30.
Malolos, Mar. 31.
Bag Bag River, Apr. 24.
Calumpit, Apr. 25.
San Tomas, May 4.
Details
HM NumberHM13KY
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Year Placed1984
Placed ByProspect Hill Cemetery
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, October 5th, 2014 at 11:01pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)15T E 252066 N 4573914
Decimal Degrees41.27861667, -95.96035000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 16.717', W 95° 57.621'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 16' 43.02" N, 95° 57' 37.26" W
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Area Code(s)402
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 19-49 Cemetery Rd, Omaha NE 68111, US
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